Package org.apache.commons.configuration2.convert

This package contains interfaces and classes related to data type conversions.

An AbstractConfiguration object is associated with an object responsible for data type conversions. Each conversion is done by this object. By replacing the default conversion handler by a custom version, client applications can adapt and extend the type conversions available.

Related to data type conversion is also the topic of list delimiter parsing and splitting; before a string value can be converted to a target data type, it must be clear whether it is to be interpreted as a single value or as a list containing multiple values. In this package there are classes implementing different strategies for list delimiter handling. Client code can choose the one which is most suitable for the current use case.